Full Length Play
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - Contemporary
Settings Of Play - Various locations in a small American city.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Interior Set, Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Bare Stage/Simple Set
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
The Ted Schmitt Award
WINNER! 1999 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Ted Schmitt Award, Outstanding New Play
Frank, a down on his luck con artist, is trying to go straight and sober. His hooker girlfriend wants to get married. He applies at an "agency" where a contractor places him in the perfect "job." When Frank realizes he has been hired to murder an unemployed engineer who wants the insurance money for his family, he panics and subcontracts the hit to his old partner, a slick operator who is now making it as a fire and brimstone evangelist. There are deals, subdeals, and counterdeals, changes of mind and heart. Was Martin really knocked off? Where is the body? Will the Agency take revenge on Frank for a double cross? What really happened in Kansas City?
"Bitterman creates a complex mix of characters while weaving a richly textured moral tapestry." -The Village Voice, Read More
"Richly humorous." - The Los Angeles Times, Read More
"A deeply brooding and introspective sojourn through one man's attempt to repair his life ravaged psyche." - Variety, Read More
"Harshly graceful and haunting comic drama." -The New York Times, Read More
The Job was first presented by Circus Theatricals at The Hudson Guild Theatre in Los Angeles on November 7, 1998. It was directed by the author. The play was subsequently produced by the WPA Theatre in New York City in June 1999, where it was also directed by the author.